Freixenet sparkling wines from Spain
Freixenet sparkling wines from Spain

Cordon negro brut extra dry

Cordon Negro Extra Dry was introduced in 1990 to meet demand for a premium sparkling wine that was a bit sweeter than Brut.

-- Tasting Notes --
This sparkling wine is for those that like it "not too dry". On the palate, the wine is earthy and fruity with an essence of peach, melon and candied citrus, culminating in a long, flavorful and smooth finish.

-- Acclaim --
"Forward and direct up front, this has a yeasty but fresh apple aroma. It feels clean and ready, with lemon-lime and kiwi flavors that lead to a fresh finish. This is textbook Cava with some sweetness."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2012

"Fresh on the nose for an extra dry, with lime and apple aromas. Only the slightest bit cloying, with balancing acidity helping out sweet green melon flavors. Finishes nice and normal."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 15, 2011

"Leesy and broad up front before a tight scent of apples emerges in the middle, this is vinous, sprightly and gentle."
- Wine and Spirits, June 2011
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-- Food Affinities --
This wine is an excellent palate cleanser and pairs well with spicy cuisine and anything beer goes well with, from pizza to spaghetti!

-- Winemaking --
Freixenet produces only méthode champenoise sparkling wines. The wine goes through two fermentations with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle. Cordon Negro is aged for up to twelve months in a cave.

-- Blend --
Cordon Negro is a blend of three white Spanish grape varieties called Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada. Macabeo produces a fairly light but fruity, aromatic wine of medium-high acidity – characteristics crucial to the production of sparkling wine. Xarel-lo yields a robust, high-acid wine and contributes power and depth. Parellada is the star of all cava blends. It has both beautiful demonstrative fruit and finesse.

-- Analysis --
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
Total Acidity: .58 grams per 100ml
Dosage: 23 grams per Liters or 2.3%



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